I was looking through some books in our classroom yesterday when I came across these laminated cards that picture school supplies and other objects. I'm not sure what they were used for in the past, but I thought I could turn them into a fun writing prompt for my fourth graders. I first told the … Continue reading Lost on an Island Writing Prompt
It's the 100th Day over here at our school! My class of third-graders will arrive in about 10 minutes but I wanted to write about what I've been doing so far for this day! My co-ESL-teacher isn't here today so I have all the kids to myself! Sometimes I'm a little overwhelmed with the larger … Continue reading 100th Day!
For the last lesson on proofreading with fourth-grade, I had them each write a paragraph. I gave them a few topics they could choose from: their favorite restaurant, the best part of their day, or how they thought they could be a good friend. Once they had completed their work, they had to find two people in … Continue reading Proofreading, Part 3
I noticed that a lot of the fourth graders in my class had trouble with spelling and grammar. I wanted to plan some lessons that would help them improve the overall quality of their writing. I decided that it was time to teach them how to proofread. In my first lesson, I turned to the … Continue reading Proofreading, part one.